Carl Reiner, a longtime comedy legend, dies at 98

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in show business history, has died.

Reiner was said to have died Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills. They say his family was with him at the last minute.

Reiner was a producer, director and actor. He was also a Grammy winner. He has won 9 Emmys in more than 7 decades…

His career has been spent live on television, Broadway, feature films, recorded albums and various guest appearances. He was a performer and writer on the legendary “Your Show”. He created “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one of the great situation comedies in history, based on his life as a comedian.

His reach in Hollywood was so wide that opportunities of various generations arrived on social media.

Most people remember Carl best for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he created and starred in. Carl played the role of a very temperamental comedian – Alan Brady – who terrorized the character of Dick Van Dyke and other writers.

Carl recorded a best-selling album with Mel Brooks called “2000 Year Old Man” which earned him a Grammy nomination and boosted his writing career.

There were other hit hits, including directing “Oh God” with George Burns and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin. He has collaborated with Martin on several films, including “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “The Man with Two Brains,” and “All of Me.”

Reiner has appeared in a bunch of TV shows and movies, including “Russians Are Coming, Russians Are Coming” and “Get In Laughter”.

The credits for directing are endless – “Summer Rental” with John Candy, “Summer School” with Mark Harmon, “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler and “Sebling Rivalry” with Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher.

Carl has appeared on many hit TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “House.” He was also in “Ocean’s 11” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

But despite the great success, the biggest reward, he said, was his family. He and Estelle Reiner had been married for nearly 65 years; the children accompanied him in the arts, and his son Rob became a notable actor and director himself.

Rest in peace.

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